Participants will selected from completed Expressions of Interest submitted by 21 July 2015.

Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria: academic excellence, career stage, relevance of current research project to polar prediction and motivation for attending. Priority for places will go to PhD students and early career post-docs. The organisers are looking to recruit students with a range of research interests relevant to polar environmental prediction in both hemispheres. Efforts will be made to ensure diversity of nationality and gender equality.